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Joint Employment and the FMLA: Which Employer is Responsible?

When a staffing agency and a client both exercise control over an employee, the staffing agency is usually considered the primary employer for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) purposes, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). As one recent court decision shows, however, that’s not always the case.

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When Does a Job Interview Become Compensable?

There are a few situations in which an employer may have to pay individuals for time spent interviewing for a job. The factors to consider vary among jurisdictions but a federal appeals court recently made one thing clear in a lawsuit involving a 3-day interview: the length of the interview likely is irrelevant.


When Does ADA Leave Become ‘Indefinite’?

A finite leave of absence can be a reasonable accommodation required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), but the statute and implementing regulations don’t specify at what point leave becomes “indefinite,” and therefore, unreasonable.